We believe that environmental education helps foster better relationships between people and people, society and nature. It thereby enhances our approach to achieve alternative lifestyle based on local community.
Toward creating a sustainable society, which is one of the most emerging global challenges, JEEF will promote variety of environmental education practices all over the world. To achieve this, JEEF commits to take an initiative in collaboration with various sectors.
Who we are
Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) is a national NGO consists of varieties of people who are engaged or interested in promoting environmental education.
JEEF originated from “Kiyosato Meeting” held in 1987. In that year, people who hope to establish more nature schools in Japan got together and held “the first Kiyosato Environmental Education Forum.” Since then, “Kiyosato Meeting” has been held once a year which has contributed to broaden and deepen a network among people engaging in environmental education in Japan.
In 2010, JEEF became a Public Interest Incorporated Association by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. At present, JEEF has more than 1,000 members. We are engaged in disseminating nature schools in Japan and supporting environmental education in developing countries.
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Director, International Project Division
Prior to joining JEEF, Koji worked for Environment Agency of Japan in Tokyo, Wetlands International in Kuala Lumpur and Japan, and International Cooperation Agency in Sabah, Malaysia.
Koji has a BA in Social Sciences from Ritsumeikan University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Natural Systems & Wildlife Management from University of Queensland.
Chief Consultant, International Project Division
After joining JEEF, Hideki has been engaged in more than 15 projects in Bangladesh and supporting sustainable community development by enhancing local natural honey products. There are more than 150 articles related to his projects in Bangladesh being published in news papers.
Hideki holds a Ph.D. in Agriculture from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.
Former Bhutan Office, International Project Division
Prior to working for JEEF, Akane has worked for Tourism Council of Bhutan’s Thimphu headquarter for 2.5 years as a tourism marketing manager for Japan market. Before going to Bhutan, she had worked for a Japanese travel agent in Tokyo specialized in inbound tourism development and marketing.
Akane has a BA in Arts in Human Relations from Keio University. Currently she is pursuing her master’s degree at Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. Her activities in Bhutan were covered by several media such as “Side by Side (NHK World)”.
Coordinator, International Project Division
What we do
The main objective of JEEF’s international projects is to create sustainable society in developing countries especially in Asia. JEEF’s approach is to enhance local communities’ livelihood in sustainable manner by applying environmental education techniques.
Our History of International Projects
|1987||The first Kiyosato Meeting was held|
|1988||Japan Environmental Education Forum was established|
|1999||Indonesia Environmental Education Project has started
Indonesia Environmental Education Meeting was held
|2000||Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN) project started
(China, Korea, and Japan)
|2001||TEEN database and East Asia database project started|
|2002||Environmental Education Research in Thailand started|
|2004||Environmental Education Workshop was held
Eco Asia Environmental Education Symposium was held
|2005||ACCU Environmental Education Workshop was held|
|2006||ACCU Environmental Education Workshop was held|
|2008||DENSO Youth for Earth Action started|
|2009||Training for Developing Ecotourism by Utilizing Local Natural Resources in Asian Countries hstarted|
|2011||Community-based Sustainable Tourism project in Bhutan started|
|2013||Environmental education project started in Cambodia has started
Sustainable livelihood project started in Bangladish started
|2017||SATO YAMA UMI Project in Bhutan, Indonesia and Cambodia started|